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I’ve tried, I’ve cried over you / All the beautiful things you do / And its my fault, don’t take it with you / What we know, isn’t always what we do / I’ve seen a part of me that’s so obtuse / That’s a fancy way to say confused / And its such a relief from the grimace of certainty / All this disbelief, cool water over me / You’d think that the past was free / But those ghosts are so tricky / How they beg, and they beg, and they beg to be free / Like a red rain coat in a black white dream / They just beg and they beg to be seen /
All my friends live hard and play fast, walk away from every crash / Stronger and wiser but you still gotta pay the piper / High and higher, every forest needs its fire / All my dreams, wear capes and masks / Show up first and leave last / Surprise surprise, keep your eyes on the prize / Surprise surprise, life wins best disguise / You’d think that the past was free / But those ghosts are so tricky / How they beg, and they beg, and they beg to be free / Like a red rain coat in a black white dream / They just beg and they beg to be seen / So Ghosts be free Ghosts be free

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from Ghosts Be Free, released September 19, 2012
Sean Burns (vocals, acoustic guitar), Zach Gill (keys), Todd Sickafoose (upright bass), Aaron Kierbel (drums), Lebo (pedal steel), Courtney Browne (vocals)

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Professor Burns and the Lilac Field Berkeley, California

"Definitely headed to great places" says the San Francisco Chronicle of this Berkeley based, indie folk roots singer- songwriter. Prof. Burns is a rare musical bird with a rich history as a poet, historian, and college professor. Backed by some of California's best, the songs conjure a lyrical and musical vibe the likes of Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, Ben Harper, Van Morrison, and M Ward. ... more

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